2020-06-10 06:35:00 EDT
The Chinatrust Brothers (19-15) and the Fubon Guardians (15-16) will meet on Wednesday, June 10th for a 1st Stage regular-season matchup in the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL). This will be a two-game series between second and third place in the CPBL.
How about Chinatrust? A team that was under .500 not too long ago and eight games behind the Rakuten Monkeys for first place in the CPBL standings. Now, the Brothers of CITIC are only a single game behind those Monkeys, and they have won five straight ball games to get here. It was not too long ago when Chinatrust and Fubon were neck and neck for second and third place in the CPBL, but nothing has really changed for Fubon in terms of positivity, as they are still one game under .500.
These two teams always play very competitive and tight series, as the last loss for Chinatrust came against these Guardians. For Fubon, this is a big series for them to perhaps mount a comeback in the CPBL standings. With Rakuten spiraling downward, the CPBL is wide-open for Fubon if they can string some big wins together. Fubon’s last game was played on Sunday, in which the Guardians defeated the Rakuten Monkeys 9-6. Chinatrust defeated the Uni Lions on Sunday, 9-8.
The betting line in this game has the Fubon Guardians as the small favorites with a -133 price on the Win-Line. The Chinatrust Brothers are the minor underdog with a +100 price on the Win-Line respectively. The total in this game is set at 12.5 runs with both the over and the under set at -110 odds. The Run-Line has Fubon -1.5 at +110 and Chinatrust +1.5 at -140.
I like Chinatrust in this game, as they will have a chance to draw even with Rakuten in the standings with a win and a Rakuten loss. I think the better value selection has to be the Brothers, who have won their last five and have looked cohesive. Chinatrust on the money line for me at +100. Good luck and enjoy the game!